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What it’s like to travel to Jamaica during COVID-19

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I know we’re all super excited to leave 2020 behind us and embrace the possibilities available in 2021 – especially around the hope the COVID-19 vaccine brings, but COVID-19 will still bring some challenges in the new year in how we go about our everyday lives and how we travel. Rick and I recently traveled

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10 unique Christmas traditions from around the globe

Santa-shaped chocolates

Putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it with lights and ornaments passed down through the generations, baking Christmas cookies and sharing them with friends, listening to carolers and going ice skating, and donning the most outrageous ugly Christmas sweater we can find, these are some of our favorite Christmas traditions here in the United

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How to travel with your family without killing them

Family at sunset

The holiday season is all about good tidings and cheer and showing your friends and family just how much you love them, but then a fight breaks out and you wonder why you came home in the first place and when the hell it’s appropriate to leave. While the holidays are great and bring together

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2020 travel gift guide

Red Christmas present

It’s time to deck the halls with boughs of holly, go caroling out in the snow, and rock around the Christmas tree! The holiday season is fully upon us and Christmas is right around the corner. While every store you’ve ever given your email address to is trying to tell you why all of your

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5 London travel tips

London and Thames River

London is one of my favorite cities in Europe and Rick and I will often try to start a European getaway here or end it in London – especially since there are convenient direct flights between London and Denver! London is a great travel destination as the city has an excellent public transportation system, has

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5 fun facts about Scotland

Scotland Kelpies

Did you know that Scotland is made up of the mainland and about 800 islands?  How about that there are more than 170 languages spoken here but the official languages are English, Gaelic, and Scots & British Sign Language?  Or maybe you’d find it interesting that the man regarded as the first private detective, Alan

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Commonly forgotten items for your packing list

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Packing can be a pain but pales in comparison to realizing you forgot to pack something important for your trip. There are great packing lists out there for different destinations or types of vacations that make sure you pack the things like: good walking shoes, a waterproof jacket, flip-flops, a swimsuit and cover up, and

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10 ways to be a more sustainable traveler

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Though Earth Day was technically yesterday, we can always do our best year-round to be kind to Mother Nature and ensure her health and happiness. Sustainable travel is a great way to see the world while at the same time mitigating the environmental impacts of travel. This kind of travel makes you more aware of

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Best photography locations in Reykjavik

Church in Reykjavik

With long days in the summer and stunning Northern Lights in the winter, coupled with dramatic landscapes and cute architecture Iceland is a photographer’s dream. The majority of Iceland’s photography locations are located outside the capital, Reykjavik, along the Golden Circle, by waterfalls, and the country’s neat natural formations. They don’t call it the Land

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9 tips for staying healthy while traveling

Girl on the beach

No matter when you travel, when there’s a health crisis or not, staying healthy on the road can be a challenge as you’re changing your surroundings, schedule, and being introduced to new things, and potentially new germs. Throw in some jet lag and your body is not performing at its best to ward off illness.